Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months.

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women's memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests.

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

TUESDAY, Oct. 14 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study.

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to pain relief during labor and delivery, mom probably knows best, new research suggests.

Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans -- known as bisphenol A, or BPA -- may increase a child's risk of breathing problems, researchers say.

Health Tip: Reducing the Risk of Premature Delivery

(HealthDay News) -- When babies are born prematurely, they're at risk for serious health and developmental problems. Premature delivery can't always be prevented, but there are things you can do to increase the odds of having a full-term baby.

Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common drinking water contaminant increases the risk of some types of pregnancy complications, a new study suggests.